[Milton-L] that fruit (Blake is probably drawing a black locust tree)

Horace Jeffery Hodges horacejeffery at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 17:14:45 EDT 2014


I didn't see the fruit at that link.

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On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 6:06 AM, Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM <
cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:

>  Have a look at this site, all, especially the pendulous yellow fruit
> pictured at the bottom. Fitting that the black locust can be poisonous:
>
> http://treekb.com/locust-tree-thorns/
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>  *From:* Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:02 PM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] that fruit
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>  Interesting, John: but then what do you make of those tree-trunks?
> (Having seen my ex stabbed by the vicious thorns on a black locust tree,
> and had that unhappy experience myself, I think Blake's rendition of both
> fruit and tree is more psychological than representational--and the Fruit
> is intended to evoke nothing we recognize because it's nothing that grows
> in the fallen world.)
>
> Here's a picture of the honey locust tree's thorns, which are similar:
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> On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM, John Hale <john.hale at otago.ac.nz> wrote:
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>>  A side-light on the fruit-debate might be seeing what illustrators have
>> done with it. Could Blake's be a passion-fruit, aha and oho?
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